Rudolf van den Berg Feature film - 2012 - 113 min.
Twelve plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol Olga Zuiderhoek

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Acteur Jeroen Spitzenberger

Beste Production Design Hubert Pouille

Other prizes

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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1942. In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, an important member of the Jewish Council decides to make shady deals with the SS, thus saving hundreds of children from transport to the extermination camps.

In the year 1942, in German-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind works for the Jewish Council, the administrative body established by the Nazis to efficiently manage the deportation of Dutch Jews. As head of theHollandsche Schouwburg, which the occupier had designated as a deportation centre, Süskind is responsible for a smooth flow of people. A devil of a job. Still he manages, by making shady deals with the SS and with the help of the Amsterdam Student Group, to save a group of adults and hundreds of children from deportation to the extermination camps. But when the round-ups are stepped up, Süskind - just as Jewish as the deportees - puts his family’s safety at risk. Heroic drama, based on historical events, about a human ray of hope on one of the blackest pages in Dutch history.


Director(s) Rudolf van den Berg
Producer(s) San Fu Maltha
Reinier Selen
Jeroen Koolbergen
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Olivier de Laveleye
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